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Travel Security in a changing world

Travel Security in a changing world

Accidents, emergencies and incidents will occur anywhere and anytime


Our world is changing with such a dramatic speed and it is actually scary to observe what happens all around us. I’m pretty sure that many sometimes feel helpless or even scared about certain events close to home.

With the oversaturation of news in media we get additionally bombarded with everything that happens anywhere else - literally in real time.

Whenever you’re leaving the comfort zone of your home and endeavor on a journey esécially to a foreign country, safety and security becomes a real issue. In our daily routines we quickly identify certain areas of risks and obviously note any changes to the prevailing conditions. Consequently by changing our behavior of avoiding these areas or situations we adopt to keep us safe.

Obviously the whole thing changes quickly when travelling as we lack exactly this experience and depend on what others have experienced and what we can extract from different information sources. Again as we haven’t been there ourselves, this information should be evaluated and analyzed carefully to get a good idea on what is happening in a certain destination.

Accidents, emergencies and incidents will occur anywhere and anytime. It is therefore important to understand the risks we might face and by taking the necessary precautions to protect ourselves. Everyone travels with a different goal and philosophy in mind, ranging from the extreme backpacker that gets thrilled by discovering the hidden secrets while living on a shoestring or the full luxury traveler that would like to enjoy life to the fullest.

Also a very important point to consider is our personal background and our life’s experiences that affect the process of decision-making. It is pretty likely that an intellectual will react differently to situations than for example someone with a military background.

Basically it is always important to have a good plan by taking certain risk reducing measures. Again depending on the previously mentioned you will consider certain threats differently.

Travel Tips and Safety Advice for Peru

To give you a comprehensive overview of the actual situation in the country, we have created a great security series with invaluable information regarding safety and security including useful travel tips: "Travel Tips and Safety Advice for Peru".

How dangerous is Peru?
Peru is a diverse country full of vitality and South American lifestyle which can ...
Part 1
How dangerous are Lima and other cities in Peru?
Today the general situation in Lima and other cities in Peru shouldn't be consider...
Part 2
Your appearance and behavior in public
In countless publications about how to stay safe in Peru you can always read the s...
Part 3
Money Matters Peru – handling money and credit cards
Traveling to a foreign country is always an exciting experience; visiting Peru is ...
Part 4
Tips for your journey – Travel safe & problem-free through Peru
Peru is a huge country and distances between the countless attractions are great. ...
Part 5
Safety advice for taking a taxi in Lima and other Peruvian cities
Lima, with nearly 10 million inhabitants the largest city in Peru, can be quite a ...
Part 6
Health information for travelers to Peru
Falling ill on vacation is a real downer. Therefore, a little bit of pre-travel he...
Part 7
Earthquakes in Peru – Why they occur and how to stay safe
Earthquakes are among the most powerful and terrifying events on earth. Unfortunat...
Part 8
Drugs and other illegal substances in Peru
Since ancient times the cultivation of coca leaves (the raw material required to m...
Part 9
Meeting the opposite sex in Peru – How to stay safe
Most men are attracted to the beautiful, young and caring Peruvian women ensnaring...
Part 10
Safety tips for women traveling alone in Peru
As already mentioned in our article "How dangerous is Peru", Peru is a diverse cou...
Part 11
Cybersecurity Basics for Travelers
As technical and physical cyber defenses become more robust and effective, individ...
Part 12
Peru Crime & Safety Report
According to the current U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, Peru has been a...
Travel Advisory (2018)

Final words

After all that “negativity” I would like to mention that it is important to not forget the reason you are travelling in the first place and enjoy your trip. Appreciate the journey with an open minded approach to get to know different cultures and people, get amazed by some spectacular architecture and while looking at the culinary variety don’t worry about your slim line – you’re on a vacation...

Have a safe trip!

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